Mahtomedi Captain Scores Hat Trick; Taunts Referee After Huge Goal

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Mahtomedi beat Warroad 6-5 in double overtime on Saturday afternoon, to win the class 1A Minnesota boys’ high school state championship.

But midway through the 3rd period, the Zephyrs trailed 5-3 and looked as good as dead. Especially when a goal, that would have made it 5-4, was disallowed due to goalie interference, which it clearly was.

Undeterred, Mahtomedi got back to work in the offensive zone and it didn’t take long for them to make it 5-4, for the 2nd time. It was senior captain, Charlie Drage, who netted the one that counted. He used his celebration to make sure the referee saw the puck go in.

Charlie would score the game-tying goal a few minutes later too, making it a hat-trick day for the young stud and his 35th goal of the season. Warroad’s Carson Pilgrim had a hat trick of his own. He finished his season with 52 goals total.

Warroad was undefeated entering the championship game. It’s Mahtomedi’s 2nd state title in four seasons. They beat Hermantown to win it all in 2020.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan